Posted By: Legsman321 Should we talk about it openly? My concern is if more people learn about it, how to game the system, then review situation (inaccuracy) could get worse.
What's the benefit to hobbyists to inflating reviews? Do these pathetic white knights think they are going to get a freebie if they write an overrated review?
I think one point of confusion is that some hobbyists may view the ratings similar to school grades. In most schools, 70% or higher ("C") is passing. A 7 out of 10 in TER reviews should be 70th percentile, that is, equal to or better than 70% of the general population. The knuckleheads who hand out 9s and 10s think that any merely pretty provider deserves a 10. Uh, no. A 9 or 10 in looks should be better than most of the women (90%) you would ever see at a mall, college, etc.
In other words, raise your damned standards and expect more! A 9 in looks should be a true head turner. A 10 in performance should leave you exhausted after going through every acronym in the book. Expect more for your money.